Chemistry

Exam Board: AQA

STRUCTURE OF COURSE

This award is a two year A Level qualification.

Component 1  Year 12

Topics: Physical chemistry topics 3.1.1 to 3.1.4 and 3.1.6 and 3.1.7. 3.1.2 to 3.1.6

Inorganic chemistry topics 3.2.1 to 3.2.3

Organic chemistry topics 3.3.1 to 3.3.6

Practical skills

Component 2  Year 13

Topics: Physical chemistry topics 3.1.1 to 3.1.4 and 3.1.6 and 3.1.7. 3.1.2 to 3.1.6 and 3.1.9,  3.1.10 to 3.1.12

Inorganic chemistry topics all section 3.2

Organic chemistry topics all section 3.3

Practical skills

ASSESSMENT

Paper 1:

Physical and inorganic chemistry topics, including relevant practical skills. 105 marks, 35% of A-level, 2 hours.

Paper 2:

Physical and organic chemistry topics, including relevant practical skills. 105 marks, 35% of A-level, 2 hours.

Paper 3:

All content with practical skills. 90 Marks, 30% of A-level, 2 hours.

CONTENT

Component 1 

This component will incorporate and build on the knowledge and understanding gained in the Physical Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry sections including relevant practical and mathematical skills

Component 2 

This component will incorporate and build on the knowledge and understanding gained in the Physical Chemistry and Organic Chemistry sections including relevant practical and mathematical skills

Component 3 

This component will incorporate and build on the knowledge and understanding gained in the Physical Chemistry and Organic Chemistry sections including relevant practical and mathematical skills, including practical questions and data analysis.

POSSIBLE CAREER PATHS

Medicine, biomedical scientist, chemical engineer, analytical chemist, pharmaceutical chemist, forensic chemist and many more

POSSIBLE CAREER PATHS

Biology, Physics and Maths